The Lilac Bus

The Lilac Bus Each Friday Tom Fitzgerald drives the same people home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon Nancy Dee Kev and Celia each has their own secret story unknown to their fellow passengers And o

  • Title: The Lilac Bus
  • Author: Maeve Binchy
  • ISBN: 9780099498643
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Each Friday, Tom Fitzgerald drives the same people home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon Nancy, Dee, Kev and Celia each has their own secret story, unknown to their fellow passengers And of course Tom himself has his own reasons for returning home so regularlyOnce again, Maeve Binchy has conjured up a cast of very human characters with real joys and realEach Friday, Tom Fitzgerald drives the same people home from Dublin to spend the weekend in Rathdoon Nancy, Dee, Kev and Celia each has their own secret story, unknown to their fellow passengers And of course Tom himself has his own reasons for returning home so regularlyOnce again, Maeve Binchy has conjured up a cast of very human characters with real joys and real sadnesses, portrayed with her trademark wit, compassion and warmth.

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    1 thought on “The Lilac Bus”

    1. في مساء كل يوم جمعة يتلاقى 8 أشخاص في حافلة للعودة لبلدتهم بعد أسبوع عمل في المدينةكلهم من بلدة صغيرة, لكنهم مختلفين في أعمالهم ومعيشتهم وتفكيرهمكل واحد منهم له حكاية وأسرار تحكيها الكاتبة بأسلوب بسيط وجميلرواية لطيفة عن الناس وطرق حياتهم المتقاطعة

    2. Big problem with this "novel" is it's NOT a novel. It's a novella and several totally unrelated short stories, and nowhere does the book let you know that's what's going on. So you read The Lilac Bus and there are interesting characters. Then you start reading stories about other interesting characters and you keep wondering how the hell they all relate, until finally you go online and discover they don't relate. At allAnd none of the stories have endings. They just stop. Geez. I could do that. [...]

    3. Some of the stories were 3-star, and some of them were better, 5 star. Overall I felt this was a 3 star novel. I didn't like how many of the stories seemed unresolved at the end, and especially the one about the wife who had invited everyone, including her husband's mistress, to a dinner party, I felt was too suspenseful, with no pay-off at the end, a big leading up to nothing, just a cliff hanger left unresolved. That story really sticks out in my mind as being the worst, manipulating the reade [...]

    4. I really liked Maeve Binchy's ability to weave together the stories of so many different characters without leaving you confused, only wanting more. That is how I felt reading this book. I always felt sad to leave each of her characters behind. I enjoyed vicariously traveling on the Lilac Bus back and forth across Ireland and getting to look inside the lives of each of the eight passengers. Maeve Binchy's insights into human nature and beautiful writing made me feel like I know these people and [...]

    5. I think Maeve Binchy wrote this on one crazy acid trip! She's writing this story and I'm getting really into the characters and story, then zip they're gone. SO she starts another story and I keep thinking that at some point they will tie in together. Nope! Another story starts then another. She should have titled this "a collection of short stories without real endings!"

    6. Before I say ANYTHING, I want to say how much I love this author. I have enjoyed all the books I've read by her and I think I've rated them very high.So, when I chose this book. I figured it was going to be like any other Binchy. Even after reading 1/2 the book, I was enjoying it. I was wondering when she was going to tie in all the characters from the first part to the ones in the 2nd part.I was about finished reading about Carmel and her dinner party when I decided to go read some reviews. I w [...]

    7. I think I may have missed something. I've heard a lot about Binchy and that her books are fabulous, etc. But this was my first time reading something of hers, and I have to say, I'm not really impressed.The Lilac Bus is a series of short stories that are all somewhat related in a way, but individual stories all the same. They involve a bus load of people that are driven from Dublin to their hometown on the weekend. In the hometown they all have their little secrets and things they're trying to c [...]

    8. The lilac bus reminded me, of which I had forgotten, how wonderful and light Maeve Binchy's stories are. I loved that again, like in her other books, the characters were all connected somehow, and even in each of the short stories about the characters they all speak of the same events happening through different eyes.I couldn't pick a favourite character as I related so much to their stories and their look on life, the two stories I liked the best were Judy and Kev's just because they were funny [...]

    9. Yazarın farklı bir tarzı var, farklı gözlerden aynı döneme bakıyor ve sonda değerlere değinerek konu toparlanıyor, beklenmedik bir son ama herhalde aynı yazarın başka bir kitabını okusam hoşuma gitmez.

    10. Picked this up in a charity bookshop in Belfast. It was nice to read while actually visiting Northern Ireland and Ireland (Dublin) myself :)

    11. I loved this book. I was hesitant to read this at first because I am uncomfortable reading about people's thoughts and their worries, but Maeve Binchy seems to completely understand her characters and adds a touch of lightness to each story. The first half of the book is written with each chapter being narrated by a different person who rides the Lilac Bus. The bus is a minivan whose driver picks up people at 6 p.m. on Friday in Dublin (where they work during the week) and drops them at their do [...]

    12. This book was not a favorite. The first half of the book or so is actually about the lilac bus and its passengers. Each chapter is from each passengers point of view and you learn the different reasons they take the lilac bus back home every weekend. Most of the reason are interesting. The thing that killed me was at the end of the chapter, it kind of left you hanging. And you never get an answer because after you read each person's chapter, the book goes into a totally different direction and g [...]

    13. The author of this book has a similar problem to me - she writes the summaries, and tried to expand them into a story, or in this case, a group of stories.The novella is reasonably well done. Interesting stories, yet I feel the back cover copy did not accurately portray what the story was about. An interesting look at three days through the eyes of eight different people.The biggest problem with this book is the fault of the publisher: Once you reach the four short stories included at the end, y [...]

    14. I started off liking this book. I thought it was a novel and was interested in the characters and all. However, the book flipped to a new set of characters, and then another story, and then a new set of characters, and so on. It was then when I sorely realized that I've been burned again by a short story book masquerading as a novel. I kicked myself by not researching it first, because I hate short stories. So if you hate them, like me, be forewarned. I wish I could recover the wasted time readi [...]

    15. This is a book of short stories. They are longer than most and they are different than anything I have read by Binchy before. The writing is very good and the stories are really interesting, but some of them leave you up on the air. That's how short stories usually are, a little depressing and just a piece of life.

    16. I am new to the whole ebook thing from my library. This is really two books with Dublin 4 at the end. Most of it are characters on the bus with secret lives unknown to the other passengers all from a small town. I did like how they were somewhat woven, but the last one did leave you hanging. Circa ‘89.Either way it’s always good to read a Maeve Binchy book.

    17. This book is a collection of overlapping stories about a group of people who travel back to their home town every Friday on a lilac colored bus covers the events of one trip home.This book was ok. Some of the characters were interesting and they all have their secrets. Overall though I found it was a bit unsatisfying. At least it was a quick read.

    18. My fault for not realizing that this was a book of short stories instead of a coherent novel. However, all the stories felt more like vignettes that needed something further and almost all of them were unhappy.

    19. Was really enjoying all the characters and was looking forward to how they would come together, but they didn't!! It just finished. Googled immediately to see about the sequel but alas there isn't one. But disappointing.

    20. DisappointedCouldn't get into it.just a bunch of short stories Rambling, no plot or connection between characters. Not her usual fare!

    21. Good characterization study of 7 people and their driver who ride the Lilac Bus every weekend from Dublin to Rathdoon, Ireland (a 3 hour drive).

    22. This book was simple to read and I enjoyed the stories of each person on the bus. It would of been good to find out how their lives would change but I liked it all the same.

    23. This is my favority Maeve Binchy, and I've read most of them. A novel that seems like short stories, troubled enough to be interesting, well enough to be feel-good.

    24. Great as usual! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because l prefer novels to short stories. But Maeve will always be my favorite author. She is one of a very few whose books l can and will read over and over.

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